Work by Utilities
A public utility (usually just utility) is an organization that maintains the infrastructure for a public service (often also providing a service using that infrastructure). Public utilities are subject to forms of public control and regulation ranging from local community-based groups to state-wide government monopolies. Common arguments in favor of regulation include the desire to control market power, facilitate competition, promote investment or system expansion, or stabilize markets. In general, though, regulation occurs when the government believes that the operator, left to his own devices, would behave in a way that is contrary to the governmentâ€™s objectives. In some countries an early solution to this perceived problem was government provision of the utility service. However, this approach raised its own problems. Some governments used the state-provided utility services to pursue political agendas, as a source of cash flow for funding other government activities, or as a means of obtaining "hard cash". These and other consequences of state provision of utility services often resulted in inefficiency and poor service quality. As a result, governments began to seek other solutions, namely regulation and providing services on a commercial basis, often through private participation.
|Title||Status||Start Date||End Date||Company|
|Cool California - Cool Roofs||Completed||08/09/2010||01/20/2011||Ecos|
|City of Sherwood - Site Development||Completed||05/20/2009||04/14/2010||City of Sherwood|
|Oaktree Digital - Business Consulting||Completed||06/14/2005||02/19/2006||Oaktree Digital|
|Northwest Natural Gas - Business and Consumer Redesign||Completed||06/08/2004||07/16/2004||NorthWest Natural Gas|